Creative Writing

City, University of London

Master On Campus
24 months
14280 GBP/year
8160 GBP/year
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Join the Creative Writing course at City, University of London and develop your creative writing skills through guided completion of a full length work in your chosen genre while enhancing you career prospects in the field of writing.


The MFA Creative Writing from City, University of London offers you the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge and skills in Creative Writing by developing a full-length original and potentially publishable manuscript in your chosen genre (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Genre Fiction). 

You will gain a deep understanding of your craft and will be able to reflect critically upon your stylistic and formal decisions and situate them in their cultural and literary contexts. You will acquire a detailed knowledge of the aspects of being a professional writer and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the business of writing.

You will also complete a module on Creative Writing pedagogy that will provide you with a basis for understanding how Creative Writing functions in different types of educational settings. This combination of creative and practical skills will prepare you for a career as a writer as well as for a broad range of careers that draw upon the programme’s transferable skills.


This course will allow you to develop the skills and confidence necessary to plan, research, critically evaluate and execute a substantial full-length manuscript in Creative Writing for potential publication. It will enable you to take a professional approach to editing, revising and critiquing creative work, both your own and that of others

You will also gain a broad range of transferable skills appropriate for graduate careers in Creative Writing and a practical understanding of the publishing industry, including how to present and market creative work. The course not only prepares you for a potential career in areas such as professional writing or publishing but also for further MFA/PhD study and research, and to expedite your access to such programmes.

Career prospects

The MFA Creative Writing prepares you for a career as a writer.  It also develops key transferable skills in oral and written communication relevant to a range of careers, including Teaching, Editing, Community Arts Work, Arts Management and Administration, Publishing and Journalism, and within other areas of the creative industries such as advertising and video or computer game production.  You will have exposure to agents, editors and others within both traditional and electronic publishing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading as a Writer
  • The Business of Writing
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Constituting Identity
  • Imagined Communities
  • Literary Cartographies
  • Genre in Context
  • Theorising Women’s Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will normally have an upper second class degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent, but successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14280 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8160 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Full-time: £8,160 year 1, £4,590 year 2
  • Part-time: £4,080 years 1 & 2, £2,550 years 3 & 4
  • Full-time: £14,280 year 1
  • Full-time: £14,280 year 1


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